Chiropractic is not limited to people suffering from pain.
Chiropractic is a type of health care that works with the nervous system as well as the musculoskeletal system. It is used for sport and auto injury, pregnancy and The Webster Technique.
Chiropractic is just as much about preventing injury and disease as it is about relieving pain from existing conditions.
Chiropractic adjustments can help to decrease the stress that is put on the nervous system thereby allowing the body to function closer to its full capacity. There is also no age limit when it comes to chiropractic care.
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Putting your body through the same repetitive motion can result in painful tears, sprains, and strains.
Seeing Dr.Scott can help you when you've suffered sports injuries, and also help to prevent them. Chiropractors don't just treat injuries. Regular chiropractic care can also help prevent injuries of the neck, back, shoulder, knee, and ankle.
Car Accident Chiropractic Care
Many people get injured in minor car accidents every year, and when someone gets rear-ended, they may experience some neck and back pain in the near future. It’s common for people to develop chronic issues as a result of their seemingly minor accident. These problems are normally dealt with by a doctor because many people don’t think about visiting a chiropractor, however, chiropractic care is the best solution for most people because it doesn’t involve drugs or surgery. Here are the top five reasons you should visit a chiropractor after being involved in an accident:
People who receive prompt chiropractic care after an accident are less likely to experience long-term issues. This method of care has been available for decades because it actually provides patients with results. People who continue working and staying active after an accident are the ones who will recover faster than those who stay in their bed all day. There’s no need to think about taking drugs or undergoing surgery unless it’s absolutely necessary. With most minor auto accidents, surgery is not required at all.
Chiropractic Reduces Inflammation
An X-ray is not going to catch micro-tears that occur in someone’s ligaments and muscles after an auto accident. These microscopic tears in the muscle are one of the main reasons people wake up with severe pain the day after an accident. They are a result of whiplash in most cases; muscles cannot be jerked so quickly without experiencing some negative side effects. When you go to a chiropractor, he will be able to manipulate your spine and help your body release IL-6, an important anti-inflammatory substance the body produces to help with acute injuries.
Chiropractic Restores Motion
When your neck and back are injured in an accident, the inflammation that occurs afterward is going to cause even more problems. It will slow the healing process because blood and nutrients won’t be able to reach the areas they need to. Chiropractic adjustments will mobilize your spine and allow it to begin the healing process faster than normal, which will feel amazing as it’s happening and even better the next day.
Chiropractic Reduces Scar Tissue
Most people think of old wounds on their skin when they hear the words “scar tissue,” but this type of tissue can also form inside the body as well. Muscles will develop scar tissue after an injury because it’s the body’s natural response. However, this tissue will cause one to feel stiff and uncomfortable for some time, even though it will heal naturally. A chiropractor can target the damaged areas and break up the scar tissue faster than a patient can on their own. This will help one feel better in addition to healing faster.
Chiropractic Reduces Pain Throughout the Body
Studies have shown that people who received chiropractic care after an auto injury experience less pain throughout their entire body because the physical manipulation of their body releases more pain-reducing hormones. These hormones are going to help the area that was affected by the auto accident, and also help any areas that were causing pain before the injury. Drugs for pain are not a good solution because they are highly addictive and usually cause more problems than they solve.
Chiropractic Care Is A Safe, Effective Practice During Pregnancy
Not only can routine chiropractic care help manage pain in your back, hips, and joints, it can also establish pelvic balance. That can provide your baby with as much space as possible over the course of your pregnancy.
Currently, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) recommends women receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy to establish pelvic balance and optimize the room a baby has for development throughout pregnancy.
The Webster Technique for Breech Deliveries
The Webster Technique is allowing a balanced state in the pelvis. It has been clinically shown to allow for optimal fetal positioning.
With a balanced pelvis, babies have a greater chance of moving into the correct position for birth, and the crisis and worry associated with breech and posterior presentations may be avoided altogether.
Optimal baby positioning at the time of birth also eliminates the potential for dystocia (difficult labor) and, therefore, results in easier and safer deliveries for both the mother and baby.
It is considered normal by some for a baby to present breech until the third trimester. Most birth practitioners are not concerned with breech presentations until a patient is 37 weeks along. Approximately 4% of all pregnancies result in a breech presentation.
It may be beneficial to perform the Webster Technique, as soon as the 8th month of pregnancy, when a woman has a breech presentation.
Dry needling is safe, minimally discomforting and an effective technique for patients with certain musculoskeletal presentations.
Dry needling can be used for a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues, such as shoulder, neck, heel, elbow, hip and back pain.
Dry needling is a treatment performed by skilled, trained physical therapists, certified in the procedure like Dr. Scott Shearer. It is an effective and efficient technique for the treatment of muscular pain and myofascial release. Dry needling or intramuscular stimulation is a technique extremely effective for relaxing overactive muscles, which contain trigger points. In simple terms, the treatment involves needling of a muscles trigger points without injecting any substance.
A thin monofilament needle penetrates the skin and treats underlying muscular trigger points for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. Dry needling treats muscle tissue; and its goal is to reduce pain, inactivate trigger points and restore function. It rarely is a standalone procedure. Rather, it often is part of a broader physical therapy approach incorporating other traditional physical therapy interventions into treatment.
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PEELS // Why Should I Get A Peel?Peels increase the cell turnover rate of your skin and its ability to hold moisture. Peels help improve the skins texture, including minor scarring and help to decrease hyperpigmentation. Peels help your skin produce more collagen, which in turn reduces fine lines. Peels also minimize pore size, helping to clear up acne.
PEELS // Is A Peel Painful? Will It Hurt?Peels can be uncomfortable, like sunburn. You may feel a tingly, warm sensation, like you are standing too close to a fire or an oven for too long. This sensation will not last long, up to a duration of 1-2 minutes. You may feel tight and warm but not uncomfortable, up to an hour after your peel.
PEELS // What Is A Superficial Peel?This is the most gentle of all peels. A superficial peel removes only the epidermis (the top layer of skin) giving skin an instantly brighter, and tighter look. Skin tone and texture will even out. Superficial flaking may occur.
PEELS // What Will My Skin Look Like After A Peel?Peels leave your skin looking smoother, softer, and with an even-toned, dewy glow. Some redness may occur for up to two hours after your peel.
PEELS // When Can I Exercise After A Peel?You may exercise 24 hours after your superficial peel.
PEELS // Why Are Glytone Professional Peels Important?Regular cell turnover and exfoliation are important to healthy skin. With chronological aging, as well as exposure to environmental damage (including UV rays), our desquamation slows. This can lead to a buildup of dead surface skin cells, followed by the apperance of a dull complextion, and compromised skin barrier function. Glytone peels help to accelerate exfoliation for a more even and radiant complextion.
PEELS // What Is A Chemical Peel + What Are The Benefits?In a chemical peel, a chemical solution (acid) is applied to the skin, which makes it "frost" esentially burning the Epidiermis, your top layer of skin, exfoliating that layer of skin, it eventually peels and flakes off. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands. Chemical peels can improve the skin's appearance. Benefits Include: -Smoother and softer skin texture -Improved skin tone and radiance -Diminsihed apperance of fine lines, wrinkles and pore size -Reduced appearance of dark spots -Reduced apperance of oily, acne-prone skin -Reduced apperance of redness
PEELS // Downtime + What To ExpectNo Down Time Peels: These peels are classified as superficial peels. This removes the starum croneum layer, the dead skin cells, stimulating the top layer of skin. These peels are great for all skin types. You will leave with your skin glowing and tight. There is no down time. Medium Peels and What To Expect: Medium Peels stimulate the first layer and the top of the second layer of your skin. The peel penetrates deeper than a superficial peel. These peels are great for anti-aging, texture, large pores, mild pigmentation, oily skin and hormonal breakouts. You will leave looking a bit pink and tight. Your skin may be tight and dry and flaky for up to 4 days. Deep Peels and What To Expect: Deep Peels stimulate first and second layer of skin. (Epidermis and Dermis) These peels are good for moderate to severe chrono-& Photo aging, hyperpigmentation and texture. You will leave red, warm and very tight. The first two days post peel you will be tight and dry. 48 hours after the peel you will start flaking and peeling for 3-5 days. Down time is up to 5-7 days.
CUPPING // What Is Cupping?Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. It is one of the oldest forms of medicine dating back to the Egyptians. The cups may be made of glass, silicone, bamboo or eathenware. There are two types of cupping. Wet and Dry. Glass fire cupping creates a vaccum with fire. A flame is put into a glass cup then placed on the skin. The body absorbs the heat. As the air inside the cup cools, it creates a vacuum. This causes your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand allowing toxic blood to disperse. A more modern version of cupping uses silicone cups instead of fire to create the vacuum inside the cup. They can move from place to place on your skin for a massage-like effect. The suction from both forms of cupping lifts the muscle away from the fashia. Allowing relase of tightness, toxitcity, lymphatic and reglatory blood flow.
CUPPING // What Are The Benefits of Cupping?The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. The old Chinese medical maxim holds that pain results from the congestion, stagnation, and blockage of Qi, or vital energy, vital fluids, lymph, phlegm, and blood. If pain is the essence of disease, then suffering is a result of obstructed or irregular flow in the body. Chinese cupping is therefore a method of breaking up the blockage to restore the body’s natural flow of energy.
CUPPING // Does Cupping Hurt?No! It does not hurt. It may be a bit uncomfortable in some areas but as the cups sit, the muscles relax and it feels good. Cupping may feel warm and tingly.
CUPPING // How Do I Know If I Need Silicone or Fire Cupping?Silicone cupping cups can be moved and are used with massage and trigger point. Silicone cupping can be added on to any massage and any amount of cups can be placed on the body. Fire Cupping is used for a more agressive detox. Digestive issues, Immunity issues, low grade fever, liver detox, gallbladder issues. Cups are places on the skin with fire, that is absorbed into the body. The cups are left of the back or stomach for up to 30 minutes. Ultimately, the therapist will decide which is best for you.
CUPPING // How Long Do The Marks Stay On The Body?It is important to know that the red circles left on your skin from the cups are just marks, not bruses. They resemble hicky marks. Severe stagnation will produce a deep scarlet, purple, or even black discoloration which may take seven to ten days for the dark color to disperse. Overall, marks can stay on the body from 7-10 days - depending on age. The older you are, the longer the marks take to dissapear.